Developmental change in young children's use of haptic information in a visual task: the role of hand movements.

@article{Kalagher2011DevelopmentalCI,
  title={Developmental change in young children's use of haptic information in a visual task: the role of hand movements.},
  author={Hilary Kalagher and Susan Scanlon Jones},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={293-307}
}
Preschoolers who explore objects haptically often fail to recognize those objects in subsequent visual tests. This suggests that children may represent qualitatively different information in vision and haptics and/or that children's haptic perception may be poor. In this study, 72 children (2½-5 years of age) and 20 adults explored unfamiliar objects either haptically or visually and then chose a visual match from among three test objects, each matching the exemplar on one perceptual dimension… CONTINUE READING

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